#MondayThoughts: Already Frustrated

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Sometimes you have to wonder if people are genuinely wanting to solve problems, or if they just want to stir up the mud.

There are far more mud stirrers than you would think. Or at least than I would think. Sometimes I hate this place.

This place being Earth.

It’s a rough way to start out a week, angry and annoyed, but that’s pretty much the base emotion these days, everything piles on top of angry and annoyed.

At least they are emotions that can be channeled for writing.

Speaking of writing, I don’t think I’ve mentioned my writing for Rantt Media on my blog. It’s political, some of it nuts-and-bolts, some of it more toward analysis.

Here are my articles, if you’re interested, and I’ll be adding a link in the sidebar. I suppose I could have done that with more fanfare.

Hmm.

It’s the annoyedness again.

Anyway, I’m off to do…stuff. Have a great, productive Monday in which you manage to channel your frustration.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Oh right. My blog.

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I complete forgot about blogging today. I mean COMPLETELY. Just floated right out of my head like I don’t do it five days a week.

I’m tired, I guess.

Today I’m giving away my previous mixer, Stella, because she has been replaced with a fancy blue KitchenAid. That’s right.

I’ve got the gold standard of mixers, except not in gold, though that’s an option.

And yet I’m sad to see Stella go, but hopefully she will find a new home with someone who will use her to make all kinds of lovely things. It’s not like I need two stand mixers.

I don’t need two stand mixers, do I?

So off she goes, with a note attached introducing herself, to Goodwill, where hopefully she’ll find a perfect new home.

And that’s all I have for this sunny Friday in June, with a Happy Juneteenth and a moment to remember all the people brutalized and killed by the horrific institution of slavery. A better tomorrow without forgetting the past.

Have a good weekend.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Time

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Photo by Oladimeji Ajegbile on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday, which means it’s time for a ten word story! Using the photo above as a writing prompt, write a story of exactly ten words.

Exactly.

Sounds pretty easy right? Well, it isn’t!

Ready? Here’s mine:

Fighting Watson’s will, the second hand twitched. Then it reversed.

#WednesdayWisdom: Little bits

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I’ll admit it. I’m overwhelmed.

I’m overwhelmed by the naked cruelty we see daily. I’m overwhelmed by a pandemic our government refuses to rein in. I’m overwhelmed by armed conflict escalating around the world.

It’s a lot.

So here is my wisdom for today, take it or leave it. It’s OK to feel overwhelmed.

That’s it.

I can’t offer solutions because there are no solutions. The world as it is right now is overwhelming. There are very evil people with a whole lot of power.

But, like Kimmy Schmidt, we can take it ten seconds at a time. Just ten seconds. That’s all we need to do.

That’s me for Wednesday. Take care of yourself, and remember, just ten seconds.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Brace for impact

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There are conflicts erupting all over the world right now, and we all know who is behind them. He’s been itching for a world war, and it looks like he might get one.

Prepare yourself.

This downward spiral has so much further it can go, and no doubt that is the goal of it all.

Nope, not light and writerly. Not today.

I wish there was more hope right now, but that is the thing about evil, it is relentless, it is unfeeling. It is difficult for us to stop.

I’m not sure how we stop it.

Remain vigilant, and remember that all we see is not all that’s happening. Also remember, trump and his regime are not on our side; they have not been with this pandemic, they will not be in the future.

Not a cheerful post, I grant you. Have a productive, thoughtful Tuesday.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#MondayThoughts: True spirit of Monday

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It’s brightly sunny today, uninterrupted blue in the sky, cool, though, for June. The baby birds who were nothing more than specks in the sky are growing larger, playing their way through the air, and the Supreme Court released a landmark decision protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ employees.

People cry out for justice, and for once, it seems, justice may be listening.

We’ll see.

I’m feeling chilly, the hazard of high temps about a week ago, but not unpleasantly so, and the sound of traffic has resumed somewhat, even though we’re far from the finish line.

I have a list today, full of tasks I’m not very excited about doing, but they need doing, nonetheless. That is, after all, the true spirit of Monday.

So I’m going to get to crossing things off, at least in my head, and you have a good Monday, and remember that we can affect others’ lives, for the good and the bad.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#FridayThoughts: Well, it’s Friday.

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Somehow we got to the end of the week in this surreal landscape that keeps shifting but not getting more solid. We are months away from solid.

Hopefully we will get solid.

I’ve settled into the routine of making pizza from scratch on Friday, or scratchish, I make the crust but use bottled sauce. It’s delicious and it’s so much faster than I expected.

The recipe I use makes two pizzas, so in the morning I make cinnamon rolls. I could, of course, freeze the dough and have it ready for the next week, or make something else.

But I like cinnamon rolls.

So that is me for the week, tired, saddened, but resolute. I hope you have a good Friday and a weekend filled with possibilities. Whatever they are, wear a mask.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#ThursdayThoughts Ten Word Photo Prompt: Restarting

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Photo by Wellington Cunha on Pexels.com

It’s Thursday! That means it’s time for a ten word story. Using the photo above as a prompt, write a story.

Of exactly ten words.

Sounds easy, right?

Maybe not.

Anyway, ready? Here’s mine.

Plucking the moon from the sky, she broke the spell.

#WednesdayWisdom: Let’s try listening

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After three years of being told we have to try to understand people with abhorrent views, while excuses abound for those abhorrent views, let’s try listening in a different direction.

Hard as it may be, let’s put ourselves aside and hear things that feel uncomfortable. Let’s see the new and the old, especially the old, through different eyes. Let defensiveness go, let the discomfort settle in, and let’s challenge ourselves a little.

There’s never been a better time for it.

We are all part of this human puzzle, and it’s time we let some of the other pieces do the talking. Yes puzzle pieces talk, it’s a perfectly fine metaphor.

Clearly you haven’t done enough puzzles.

So that is it for this Wednesday. Have a good one, and try to share it.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.

#TuesdayThoughts: Clouds on the way?

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It’s pretty sunny now, but we’re supposed to get rain and I believe it, my head believes it. Still quiet out, in sharp contrast to the changes working their way into the world.

I’m back on half-caff today, but not sure if it will stick, and I’m willing words into my head, because today they’re in short supply. Unusual, I know.

Here we are, well into June, the year already halfway through and it barely feels like it’s begun. And yet…

So here we are, and I wonder if we’ll even make it through to November at this rate, when the “bad people” are the ones who oppose fascism. Which is singularly the viewpoint of fascists.

On that note, I’m going to call it a blog. Have a Tuesday in which you fight for the rights of others, because that is the best we can do.


Check out  my full-length novels: 
Aunty Ida’s Full-Service Mental Institution (by Invitation Only)   
Aunty Ida’s Holey Amazing Sleeping Preparation (Not Doctor Recommended) 
Her Cousin Much Removed
The Great Paradox and the Innies and Outies of Time Management.
And download Better Living Through GRAVY and Other Oddities, it’s quick and weird!
Peruse Montraps Publishing
Like my political side? Read my opinion pieces here.